First held in 2003, Svetozar Stracina Grand Prix is international biennial competition open to folk music recordings entered and produced by the EBU member organizations.
The aim of the competition is to promote the creation of traditional and arranged folk music recordings and to stimulate the international exchange in the field of folk music.
Ukrainian Radio is one of the most successful competitor. During the competition's first three editions Ukrainian Radio represented by editor Tamara Kolotylenko has been twice awarded by a grand prix and special prize:
in 2003 - for an authentic song "Oy, u nedilyu rano" performed by choir of Kryachivka village, Poltava region
in 2007 - for a folk song " Oy, u luzi kalyna stoyala" performed by ensemble "Kralytsya".